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John Dimond

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn William•Dimond
Used nameJohn•Dimond
Born9 May 1892 in New York, New York (USA)
Died15 September 1968 in Manhattan, Kansas (USA)
AffiliationsWashington Fencers Club
NOC(s) United States


John Dimond began fencing in 1916 under George Patton while at Cavalry School. He represented the Washington Fencers Club. He won the AFLA Championship in the épée in 1924. Dimond was better known as a fencing coach, serving as head coach at the US Military Academy from 1923-48. He was coach of the US Olympic team in 1924, and coached the US Olympic modern pentathlon team in 1932 and 1936.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic =7 p3 r1/4 Representing United States    
  Sabre, Individual, Men Olympic 8 p2 r1/3
  Sabre, Team, Men Olympic United States 5